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Climate change, agriculture and poverty

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  • Hertel, Thomas W.
  • Rosch, Stephanie D.

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Although much has been written about climate change and poverty as distinct and complex problems, the link between them has received little attention. Understanding this link is vital for the formulation of effective policy responses to climate change. This paper focuses on agriculture as a primary means by which the impacts of climate change are transmitted to the poor, and as a sector at the forefront of climate change mitigation efforts in developing countries. In so doing, the paper offers some important insights that mayhelp shape future policies as well as ongoing research in this area.

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  • Hertel, Thomas W. & Rosch, Stephanie D., 2010. "Climate change, agriculture and poverty," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5468, The World Bank.
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    Wetlands; Climate Change Mitigation and Green House Gases; Climate Change Economics; Environmental Economics&Policies; Science of Climate Change;
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